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BERLiN OER Nottingham_University_10_03_2010_day v1


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Presentation by Andy Beggan (BERLiN Project, University of Nottingham) on OER activity for SCORE event, Birmingham, 10 March 2010

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BERLiN OER Nottingham_University_10_03_2010_day v1

  1. 1. Enhancing and expanding Nottingham’s existing Open Educational Repository to progress the vision of sustainable OERs10th March 2010<br />Andy Beggan<br />E-Learning Team Leader<br />The University of Nottingham<br />
  2. 2. Outline of presentation<br />Background to OER at Nottingham<br />Strategic drivers<br />How we’re meeting them?<br />Discoverability, reuse & repurposing<br />Current activities <br />BERLiN project<br />Examples of OER<br />Next steps<br />
  3. 3. Background: OER @ Nottingham<br />U-Now launched 2007 under the e-learning strategy<br />Led by Prof Chris Ennew, PVC for Internationalisation<br />A member of the Open Courseware Consortium<br />17,836 visitors 2009<br />1713 Jan 2010<br />2000 Feb 2010<br />Over 1900 downloads for ‘Anatomists cookbook’<br />
  4. 4. University Strategic Drivers<br />
  5. 5. University Strategic Drivers<br />Social responsibility<br />Promotional opportunities<br />Cost efficiencies<br />Mutually supportive with multiple cross over<br />
  6. 6. OER Africa feedback on U-Now<br />Address multiple audiences at the same time<br />Display<br />Intended level of use and target audience<br />Brief description<br />Licence<br />File size<br />Technical information and publisher<br />Downloading instructions<br />Different approaches to navigation (browse, filter, search)<br />Encourage editing and repurpose<br />UKOER~OER Africa / UNESCO partnerships<br />OER ‘Shopping list’ to support African HEIs<br />1. Social Responsibility<br />
  7. 7. 2. Promotional Opportunities<br />
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  9. 9. 3. Cost Efficiencies<br />
  10. 10. XPERT<br />Traditional producer-centric models<br />Xerte Public E-learning ReposiTory<br />JISC funded under rapid innovation programme<br />To progress the vision of a distributed architecture of e-learning resources for sharing and re-use<br />Based on Xerte Online Toolkits<br /><br /><br />
  11. 11. XPERT<br />
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  13. 13. WebCT & Equella<br />
  14. 14. Joined OCWC in 2007/8<br />Membership $500 p.a.<br />Mathematical institute, Oxford<br /><br />The Open University<br />The University of Nottingham<br />RSS submission<br />Doubled visitors to U-Now<br />Jan-Feb 2010 3713 visitors<br />1494 via OCWC<br />Open Courseware Consortium<br />
  15. 15. ‘Google-ability’<br />Google Search – all items can be found<br />Content <br />Links (Reciprocal)<br />Code<br />Future developments<br />Tag clouds<br />Media types<br />Pedagogic types<br />JACS<br />Biographical data<br />
  16. 16. BERLiN Project<br />BERLiN: Building Exchanges for Research & Learning in Nottingham <br />HEA/JISC funded 12 month project under OER Programme, end April 2010<br />To support a step change in releasing open learning resources across all faculties at Nottingham<br />Expansion of the University’s OER (u-Now) to cover content across all five faculties (360 credits)<br />325 credits published so far…<br />
  17. 17. BERLiN submissions<br />High-level support encouraging participation<br />Capturing examples from across all campuses<br />Issues assigning credits? Led to ‘module frameworks’<br />Introduction to microeconomics<br />Rich learning objects add further depth<br />No limitations of what can be made available<br />Podcasts, videos, interactive learning content, PDFs, etc<br />Copyright ‘hurdles’ main barrier<br />
  18. 18. Next steps<br />Social responsibility<br />UKOER~OER Africa framework<br />Promotion<br />U-Now website review<br />School based and subject based RSS feeds<br />Support growth of local communities<br />Link to prospectuses / school webpages<br />Cost efficiencies<br />‘21st Century Information Skills’ <br />Appropriate reuse and repurpose of OER<br />Workshops, seminars, PGCHE<br />New tools and technologies<br />
  19. 19. Any Questions?<br /><br />